As Pakistan’s bowling coach, Umar Gul will continue to serve during Morne Morkel’s IPL stint.

The national team’s temporary bowling coach for the upcoming white-ball series against New Zealand will be former Pakistani pacer Umar Gul.

Along with Abdul Rehman and Mohammad Yousuf, the right-arm pacer served as a member of the coaching staff for the squad during the recently completed T20I series against Afghanistan.

The six-member coaching team was announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) last week, with former South African fast bowler Morne Morkel acting as the bowling coach.


However, it was noted that Morkel’s obligations to the Indian Premier League would prevent him from playing for the national squad during the New Zealand series. (IPL).

All six coaches’ contracts were approved by the PCB yesterday, and head coach Grant Bradburn and batting coach Andrew Puttick will join the national team before the series.

The six-person coaching crew will include Drikus Saaimon, the strength and conditioning coach, and Cliffe Deacon, the team’s physiotherapist.

Mickey Arthur will brief his coaching staff with the national squad on April 18 in Rawalpindi before departing for England to fulfil his contract with Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

Starting on April 14 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, the Babar Azam-led team will play a five-match T20I series and an equal amount of ODIs against New Zealand.


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